Karl-Anthony Towns wishes to spend his entire career in one team like legends Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan, winning as many championships as possible.
Karl-Anthony Towns is among the best big men in today’s league. The Minnesota Timberwolves centre has an impressive and unique style of play, causing menace down in the post, both – offensively and defensively. Ever since he was the 1st pick of the 2015 NBA Draft, Towns displayed how he was one of the future faces of the league.
Even though he has been playing spectacularly well in his 6-year career, the Timberwolves has never really found the success they were hoping for. Being a lottery-bound team consistently for the last couple of years, Minnesota does have a good young core. Unlike a few other NBA teams, their youth hasn’t translated into success.
This 2020-2021 campaign too, could be deemed as a failure for Minnesota, yet again. Despite picking Anthony Edwards as the first pick of the 2020 Draft, Chris Finch’s side managed to win only 23 games. Not having their All-Star duo of KAT and D’Angelo Russell for 22 and 30 games, respectively, is what mostly caused the organisation’s underwhelming results.
“I want to have a career like Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan, spending it with one team”: Karl-Anthony Towns
In the six years that Karl-Anthony has spent with the Minnesota organisation, he has made it into the postseason only once. Any other player of his potential would probably demand a trade, however, KAT has been pretty loyal up until now.
After Minnesota’s conclusion of the season, in a press conference, Towns made it pretty clear how he wanted to spend his entire career being associated with only one team. He even gave examples of legends Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan, aspiring to have a career similar to theirs. The 2-time All-Star spoke out:
“I hope to have a career like Kobe…with one team. Like Tim [Duncan] and Kobe, where it’s one team and try to bring as many championships as possible.”
“It’s been rocky times. It’s been real rocky times. Even times where they were gonna take the jersey off my back. I just really am happy to still be here and play for this amazing city and state, and to be able to stay here and affect change in the community.”
— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) May 18, 2021
Clearly, the 25-year-old star has no intentions of parting ways with the team any time soon. Coming off an impressive 24.8 points and 10.6 rebounds per game season, the former Kentucky Wildcat would be an integral part of their organisation as they try to rebuild a team around him.